The quarter's Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor data reveals an 11 percent increase year-over-year (YoY) in early-stage M&A activity globally.
Based on the volume of early-stage M&A activity Intralinks has seen so far, we believe that 2014 will be the year of dealmaking recovery.
The value of the M&A market globally was around $1.75 trillion in the first half of 2014, according to the Financial Times.
The latest Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator report showed that North America-based deals reaching the due diligence stage decreased by 6% QoQ in Q1 2014.
Despite credible rumors, one of the most talked about deals has finally been confirmed – Apple will acquire Beats Music & Electronics for $3 billion.
It looks like M&A has made a turn for the better in 2014 based on economic indicators and trends in the Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) data.